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Scot McLemore, Manager of Talent Acquisition at Honda North America, Testifies to the Importance of Workforce Development

Scot McLemore of Honda North America testified in front of the Joint Economic Committee on the issue of workforce development, sharing plans to close the skills gap in auto manufacturing.

Subaru of America Continues Partnership with PFLAG National

Since 2015, Subaru has partnered with PFLAG National to ensure that all youth are welcomed and accepted at school.

Nissan Foundation Grant Supports STARS Cultural Diversity Programs

The Nissan Foundation has named STARS a 2017 grant recipient, receiving $15,000 to support the Middle Tennessee organization’s initiative.

Subaru and Grand Teton Partner with High School Students to Encourage Recycling

Subaru has partnered with Grand Teton on its zero-waste initiative, which features student artwork with an environmental focus.

Honda Scholarship Program Expands to Support More Ohio State Students

The Honda Scholarship Program at The Ohio State University will expand in academic year 2017-2018, increasing the total number of available scholarships from 80 to 90.

Toyota Impact Grant Provides Mobility for Homeless Women and Children in Collin County

Toyota, in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, along with its formal grand opening today, announced the winner of its $1 million Impact Grant.

Volkswagen Workers Foundation Extends Partnership With Operation Get Active

The Volkswagen Workers Foundation has extended its partnership with the Chattanooga Football Club Foundation and the Operation Get Active (OGA) initiative with a $200,000 donation.

Hyundai Team Members Donate $21,000 To Montgomery Area Food Bank

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) team members showed their generosity and team spirit by collecting over $21,000 for the Montgomery Area Food Bank.

Ten Indiana Nonprofits Receive SIA Foundation Capital Grants

The Subaru In America Foundation awarded over $85,000 in capital grants to 10 Indiana charitable organizations, the largest grant dollars’ distribution to-date for the Foundation.

BMW’s Will to Add 1,000 More American Jobs By 2021

BMW has invested $8 billion in Spartanburg since announcing the plant 25 years ago. The company said it would invest an additional $600 million for manufacturing infrastructure to build more vehicles.

Toyota’s New Headquarters Will Create Up To 4,000 Jobs

Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) is celebrating the official opening of its new North American headquarters in Plano, Texas. The company will have jobs for up to 4,000 Toyota team members in North Texas.

Honda Manufacturing of Indiana sponsors Indiana Fever STEM Night

Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC (HMIN) sponsored the Indiana Fever’s STEM Night. This event is one example of HMIN’s commitment to exposing young people to future careers in STEM.

Toyota Kentucky Launches Production of Cutting-Edge Camry

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) recently hired more than 700 people to support the launch of the 2018 Camry, bringing the number of team members to an all-time high of over 8,000.

BMW Invests $600 Million in South Carolina Plant

BMW plans to invest another $600 million in its Spartanburg, SC, assembly plant, which will create an additional 1,000 jobs at the plant.

Honda Honors Indirect Procurement Suppliers In Ohio and Indiana

Honda honored 15 suppliers that provide indirect products and services to five Honda manufacturing plants in Ohio and Indiana and corporate operations at Honda North America, Inc. yesterday at its annual Honda Indirect Procurement Supplier Conference.

German Automakers in the U.S.

In 2016, BMW produced more than 400,000 cars at its $7 billion plant in South Carolina. About 70% of the cars were exported, which makes BMW the top automotive exporter in the U.S. In addition, a Mercedes plant in Alabama made 300,000 cars.

How Mercedes-Benz Sees the Future of the Automobile

Mercedes-Benz’s U.S. International Supplier Forum in Birmingham gave attendees a peek at how the automaker sees the future of the business. Company officials said they look to buy more American-made parts for cars produced at Mercedes’ Tuscaloosa plant.

Nissan’s Smyrna Plant Celebrates 34 Years of Manufacturing in America

Nissan began U.S. manufacturing in 1983. More than 34 years later, the automaker has four U.S. manufacturing facilities capable of producing 1.14 million vehicles, 1.65 million engines, 1.4 million forgings and 456,000 castings annually.

Acura MDX Production Begins at East Liberty Auto Plant

Honda’s East Liberty Auto Plant (ELP) in Ohio began producing the award-winning Acura​ MDX SUV, the second U.S. plant to build America’s best-selling 3-row luxury SUV of all time. ELP joins Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, Ala. in producing the MDX.

BMW’s Impact on South Carolina

In 1994, BMW opened a plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Having invested $7.8 billion in the plant, BMW now boasts that it is the company’s largest single facility in the world. And it has spurred investments by a range of suppliers throughout the state.

International Automakers Borrow From Reagan for TV Ad

The ad campaign seeks to bring some attention to the hefty U.S. presence foreign automakers, which manufacture nearly half of all vehicles produced in the U.S. and have invested some $75 billion in the U.S. to date.

Mazda Drive For Good Inspires Mazda Employees to Give Back

Mazda employees have pledged to do one hour of charitable community service—and since the program began in 2013, Mazda has raised more than 260,000 hours.

Michigan Science Center Unveils New $1.44M Toyota Engineering Theater

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) unveiled the new Toyota 4D Engineering Theater (TET). The theater is designed to inspire the next generation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning.

Tennessee Gubernatorial Candidate Randy Boyd Picks Up First VW Atlas Sold in America

Tennessee gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd said Thursday that the first impression of his new Volkswagen Atlas sport utility vehicle was that it exceeded his expectations.

Toyota Expands Opportunities in Manufacturing with $2.35 Million Award

Continuing its commitment to preparing teachers and students for the next generation of jobs, Toyota USA Foundation awarded two grants totaling $2.35 million to Project Lead The Way (PLTW) and the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE).

Nissan Joins Habitat for Humanity’s First Nationwide Campaign

Nissan joined Habitat for Humanity’s first nationwide campaign, Home is the Key (#HomeIsTheKey), in raising awareness and funds to improve access to decent shelter.

Autos Are Indiana’s Second-Largest Manufacturing Sector

Automotive manufacturing is the second-largest manufacturing sector in Indiana and automotive jobs have seen a 40 percent increase since 2009. Indiana’s automotive manufacturing sector is a $15.8 billion industry that employs more than 100,000 Hoosiers.

Subaru Hosts Dining Out For Life Fundraiser

Subaru is a proud, decade-long Host Sponsor of Dining Out For Life, with nearly $40 Million raised to support HIV/AIDS services throughout the life of this partnership.

International Automakers and Dealers Continue to Positively Impact U.S. Economy

Here for America released its 2017 International Automakers and Dealers in America report. It details the substantial investment and impact international automakers and dealers have on the U.S. economy, American manufacturing and job creation.

Hyundai’s Alabama Plant Celebrates 12 Years of Production

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC (HMMA) celebrated 12 years of production. The plant officially began production on on May 20, 2005. The $1.7 billion plant is the company’s first U.S. manufacturing facility and employs more than 3,000 people with high-paying jobs and full benefits.

Teens Get Creative in the Tenth Annual Lexus Eco Challenge

Students, teachers, and schools are rewarded with $500,000 in scholarships and grants through the annual Lexus Eco Challenge.

Honda Supports Scholars Program at California State University, Fullerton

The Hispanic Scholarship Golf Tournament, sponsored by American Honda Motor Co., Inc., raised more than $200,000 for the Abrego Future Scholars Program.

BMW Donates New X5 to South Carolina’s Newest Education Ambassador

BMW Manufacturing donated a new X5 to South Carolina’s Teacher of the Year to drive during her year-long sabbatical from the classroom as South Carolina’s public education ambassador.

Nissan Hosts Mississippi’s Largest STEM / Robotics Competition

Nissan partnered with Mississippi Robotics to host the second annual STEM/Robotics Competition at the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant. The full-day event was designed to engage students in grades 3 through 12 in activities that nurture their interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Subaru of Indiana Automotive Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Gifts to Community

Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA) celebrated its 30th anniversary today by making three gifts representing a total investment in the community of nearly $200,000.

Hyundai Celebrates 32nd Anniversary of Sonata

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) is one of the most advanced plants in the world, but its most impressive achievement is adding 2,700 jobs and over $3.8 billion to the state’s annual economy.

Toyota Opens $154 Million Expanded R&D Center

Toyota has opened a $154-million expanded research and development center in York Township, Mich., that unifies several operations as part of the company’s One Toyota plan.

First Eight Schools to Receive Volkswagen eLabs Named

Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations (Volkswagen Chattanooga) and the State of Tennessee have named the first eight Hamilton County Department of Education (HCDE) schools to receive science laboratory equipment as part of the Volkswagen eLabs initiative.

Honda Volunteers Install Smoke Detectors

Nearly 200 residents in Urbana, Ohio are safer thanks to a group of 30 HondaGO Volunteers from Honda of America Mfg. Honda associates canvassed 265 homes for working smoke detectors and installed more than 150.

Kia Produces One Millionth Georgia-Built Sorento in the U.S.

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) celebrated production of the plant’s one millionth Sorento at its West Point facility. The automaker is responsible for the creation of more than 15,000 jobs in West Point and the surrounding region.

Volkswagen Chattanooga Donates Passat to Hospital

Volkswagen Chattanooga donated a 2016 Chattanooga-built Passat sedan to replace the old car in Siskin Hospital’s gym to help preparing patients for life after disability.

Acura Supports Music Education in New Orleans

Acura’s support of the non-profit Trombone Shorty Foundation will help the organization create a year-round impact on the city’s cultural community and further its commitment to perpetuate the musical heritage of New Orleans through music education, instruction, mentorship and performance.

Honda Begins Production of All-New 2018 Odyssey in Alabama

More than 1,500 associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) celebrated the start of mass production of the all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan, which is the fourth all-new model to roll off the production line at HMA in just the past five years.

Nissan Extends Commitment to 7 Historically Black Colleges & Universities in Mississippi

Nissan is again donating $250,000 to seven local historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives at each school to inspire and develop talent.

Mitsubishi Foundation Gives Donation to Twin City Groups

The Mitsubishi Motors USA Foundation donated $40,000 to several Twin City organizations in an effort to boost STEM education programs and increase the desire to shop local.

Subaru to Create up to 600 Jobs at Indiana Plant

Subaru Corp. plans to hire up to 600 people at its factory in Indiana. The company will create the jobs to boost the factory’s annual production capacity from 394,000 units at present to 436,000 units.

Toyota Contributing to Texas Economy

Toyota directly employs 5,230 workers in its Texas facilities, which produced over 232,000Tundra and Tacoma pickup trucks in 2015. Overall investment by Toyota throughout its Texas facilities totals $5.1 billion.

Volkswagen Partners With Chattanooga 2.0 To Establish Workforce Development Program

Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations and Chattanooga 2.0 have established a new workforce development program, the Volkswagen Neighborhood Talent Pipeline.

Toyota Awards Grant to NKU’s Next Generation STEM Projects

The Toyota USA Foundation awarded a $340,000 grant to Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Integrative Natural Science and Mathematics (CINSAM) to fund the expansion of its Next Generation STEM Classroom Project.

Subaru Renews Partnership with the National Wildlife Federation

Subaru of America, Inc. is partnering with the National Wildlife Federation to help preserve wildlife and their habitats through the automaker’s environmentally-focused philanthropic platform, Subaru Loves the Earth.

Toyota Grants $4 Million to California State University to Prepare Students for STEM Careers

Toyota and California State University, Dominguez Hills announced today that together they will tackle workforce readiness issues head-on, creating a new Toyota Center for Innovation in STEM Education.

Nissan and Tennessee Board of Regents Open Joint Facility to Train Workforce in Tennessee

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora Tydings joined Nissan officials to formally open the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Murfreesboro’s Smyrna Campus and Nissan Training Center.

Toyota Camry Featured on Fox & Friends

The Toyota Camry, named the most American car for 15 years running, was featured on Fox & Friends.

Toyota Announces Record $1.33 Billion Investment in Kentucky Plant

Toyota Kentucky announced a $1.33 billion investment – the highest of any automaker in Kentucky and the second – largest in state history. The Kentucky plant is the automaker’s largest plant in the world, employing 8,200 team members.

Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Celebrates Academic Prowess of HBCUs

Students from Historically Black College and University (HBCU) teams are ready to compete for the National Championship of the 28th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC). The “Great 48” will vie for top honors and bragging rights, as well as a share of more than $350,000 in institutional grants from Honda.

Toyota Helps Clay Center Move ‘Full STEAM Ahead’ With Project

Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia has donated $250,000 to Charleston’s Clay Center to help create a new series of STEM-related exhibits.

Honda to Invest $85 Million in Alabama Plant

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) announced an investment of $85 million for the first of a multi-phase project to improve vehicle manufacturing flexibility, strengthen the logistic efficiency for future models and prepare for future technologies.

Nissan Employees Work With Habitat for Humanity to Build Home for Family

Every year for more than a decade, the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant has joined forces with Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (HFHMCA) to build affordable, sustainable homes in the local community.

Toyota Donates Engineering Building for STEAM-Focused Education Center

Toyota announced that it is donating its Quality and Production Engineering Laboratory on its campus in Erlanger to develop a STEAM-focused education center to serve the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region.

Honda Field Restoration in Houston Enables Little Leaguers to Take the Field

Honda has been a proud sponsor of Little League Baseball and Softball since 1996 and is dedicated to helping kids learn discipline and teamwork while improving self-esteem through the love of the game. Through the Honda Little League Grant Program, Honda has donated more than 1.2 million dollars to underfunded leagues.

Toyota Touts Indiana Impact

New study says Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Inc. supported about 27,500 jobs as of 2015. The report from the Center for Automotive Research also shows employees in Indiana accounted for $1.6 billion in payroll.

Subaru 2016 Share the Love Event Generates Over $24 Million in Charitable Donations

Subaru of America, Inc. announced that it has donated more than $23.4 million to national and local charities during its annual Share the Love event in 2016, bringing the total donated throughout the life of the program to more than $94 million.

Supported by Volkswagen Group of America, the Museum of Modern Art Expands its Online Offerings

As the Lead Sponsor of MoMA’s education program, Volkswagen Group of America has helped the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) further expands its range of online courses, offering a new course focusing on the materials and techniques of postwar abstract painting.

National Study Shows Toyota’s 30-Year Impact on Kentucky

A recent study by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) shows Toyota’s Kentucky plant is making a major impact on the Bluegrass State through strong jobs numbers, payroll, and capital and philanthropic investments.

Habitat for Humanity and Nissan Enter Second Decade of Partnership

Nissan is kicking off its second decade of partnership with Habitat for Humanity with a $1 million donation, bringing contributions in North America to more than $14 million over the past 11 years.

Honda Directly Employs More Than 29,500 Americans

Jobs in manufacturing represent more than 70% of Honda’s direct U.S. employment. The automaker directly employs 29,500 Americans and supports a payroll of $2.2 billion.

TCAT-Nissan Partnership Brings STEM Skills to Smyrna

The newly opened Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Smyrna Campus — which was built through a partnership between the state and Nissan North America — aims to close the gap in the supply and future demand of highly skilled workers.

Honda Invests $150 Million to Begin U.S. Production of 10-Speed Transmission

Honda announced a $150 million investment to launch global production of a new, state-of-the-art 10-speed automatic transmission at Honda Precision Parts of Georgia, LLC (HPPG) in Tallapoosa, Georgia.

Toyota Donates $750,000 to Two Mississippi History Museums

Toyota Motor North America is giving $750,000 to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

Mazda Raises More Than $5.4 Million Through Mazda Drive For Good

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced it will donate more than $5.4 million to select charities across the United States in 2017, as a result of money raised during the 2016 Mazda Drive for Good® event. Mazda employees, dealers and partners across the nation have also pledged over 67,500 hours of charitable service in 2017.

Toyota Donates Car to West Virginia Teacher of the Year

Representatives from Toyota Motor Manufacturing of West Virginia and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield presented Toni Poling, 2017 West Virginia Teacher of the Year, with a check for $5,000 and a new Toyota car.

Nissan Sends Teens to Nashville as Part of Unique “Resume Challenge”

Nissan partnered with 100 Black Men of America to host its fourth annual Resume Challenge for African American high school juniors and seniors from six U.S. cities.

Volkswagen Establishes Scholarship For High School Mechatronic Students

Volkswagen Chattanooga has established the Volkswagen Mechatronics Scholarship fund to support the students enrolled in the Volkswagen Mechatronics Akademie program. Classes will provide a combination of high school requirements and Chattanooga State credit.

Honda Establishes Marine Science Foundation to Support Coastal Preservation

Honda announced the establishment of the Honda Marine Science Foundation, a new initiative to address marine ecosystem restoration and the impact of humans and climate change on oceans and intertidal areas.

Accounting Class Tours San Antonio Toyota Plant

Grad students from Trinity took a tour of Toyota’s San Antonio plant. Along the way, a Toyota Texas tour guide explained how inventory is managed, how employees are nurtured, and how robots are incorporated into the assembly process.

BMW Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament Benefits New Charities

With strong commitments to education, children and seniors, the BMW Charity Pro-Am announced the list of charities that will benefit from the 2017 tournament. Partner charities received $676,252 in 2016, with total donations since the tournament’s inception in 2001 exceeding $12 million.

Honda Associates Pitch in at Ronald McDonald House

More than 25 associates from Honda of America Mfg., Inc. volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House in Columbus, Ohio. The team of volunteers baked cookies, refurbished rooms, moved furniture, assisted with cleaning chores and restocked family guest rooms.

BMW Manufacturing Remains Largest U.S. Automotive Exporter

BMW Manufacturing announced today that it exported a record 287,700 BMW X models from the Spartanburg plant during 2016, making the South Carolina factory is the leading U.S. automotive exporter by value.

Nissan Donates $25,000 to Support Educational Efforts for Local Youth

Nissan donated $25,000 to the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute (MMEI) to support ongoing mentoring and academic training efforts of students across the state. Since 2013, Nissan has donated more than $85,000 to the organization.

Toyota Alabama Produces 5 Million Engines

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama has produced 5 million engines that over the past 14 years. To celebrate the milestone, Toyota will donate $50,000 to the Huntsville Library Foundation, supporting the North Huntsville Library project.

Subaru of America Announces 50th Anniversary Celebration Year

Subaru announced its year of 50th celebrations to celebrate its 50th anniversary on February 15, 2018. In keeping with a company known for supporting good causes, the automaker is marking the anniversary with a special donation of “50 cars for 50 years” to benefit a national charity to be announced at a later date

Nissan Partners with Local Organizations to Bring “Hidden Figures” to Young Girls

The Nissan Canton Plant kicked off Black History Month 2017 with a screening of “Hidden Figures” for more than 200 girls in the Greater Jackson area. The film screening was followed by a panel discussion about careers in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM).

Toyota Helps Huntington Foodbank Dramatically Revamp Warehouse

Toyota helped increase Facing Hunger Foodbank’s warehouse storage by two-thirds, helping them provide more food to those in need.

SIA Works to Spark Interest in Manufacturing for Hoosier Students

Subaru of Indiana Automotive has worked to build relationships with Hoosier students through a program called Vehicles for Learning It provides hands-on experience in the classroom. Last year, SIA donated 54 engines to Indiana classrooms.

Toyota Donates Six Prototype Engines to Pioneer’s Auto Program

Toyota donated six prototype engines, including some with transmissions, to the Automotive Program at Pioneer. The donation will allow the students at Pioneer the opportunity to learn first hand how engines are constructed.

Honda Begins First Production of SUVs in Indiana with 2017 CR-V

Associates at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC celebrated the start of production of the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V – the first SUV built at the plant since it began production in 2008.

2017 AAAS/Subaru Science Books & Film Prize Winners Announced

AAAS and Subaru of America, Inc. recognize books that are drawn from and inspired by sound science. The award program seeks to encourage the writing and publishing of high-quality science books that engage readers across all age groups.

Indiana Pacers and Honda Team Up to Celebrate Black History Month

The Indiana Pacers and Honda Manufacturing of Indiana have teamed up for the Dream BIG initiative, a multifaceted program to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month.

Output Jumps as Subaru of Indiana Hustles to Meet Demand

Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. has invested more than $1.3 billion in upgrades and expansions over the past four years. It’s added more than 2,000 workers over that same time, 1,400 of whom came on board in the past year.

Volkswagen Partners with Tennessee to Establish $1 Million Science Lab Program

Volkswagen Chattanooga and the State of Tennessee announced the establishment of a $1 million program that will allow Hamilton County middle and high schools to apply for funds to create a science lab in their school.

Alabama Hyundai Plant Continues Production Pace in 2016

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama had another banner year of vehicle production in 2016. According to figures released by the company, the Montgomery plant finished the year producing 379,021 vehicles.

BMW Manufacturing Achieves Record Production Year

BMW Manufacturing recorded its largest annual production, producing 411,171 X models during 2016. This production record confirms the South Carolina plant will remain the largest plant by volume in the BMW Group global production network.

RECORD YEAR: Alabama Auto Production Accelerates to All-Time High in 2016

The Alabama factories of Honda, Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz combined to produce at least 1,048,597 vehicles, a 1.4 percent increase from 2015, when the automakers topped the 1 million mark for the first time and set the previous annual record.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama Sets Production Records in 2016

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama (TMMAL) released its year-end production numbers, showing that the plant’s 1,500 employees produced more than 700 thousand engines at its Huntsville facility.

Kia Donates Toys to Area Children Through Toys For Tots

Team Members at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia plant donated more than 1,500 toys to the U.S. Marine Corps League of LaGrange for its Toys for Tots drive.

Toyota Donates Winter Boots and Socks to Women and Children In Need

To protect families from the cold, Toyota Motor North America and the North American International Auto Show activities stepped in to help area homeless and low-income families by providing new insulated winter boots and socks to more than 150 women and children.

Honda’s 2017 Ridgeline Wins “North American Truck of the Year” Award

The completely redesigned and reengineered 2017 Honda Ridgeline has been named the 2017 North American Truck of the Year (NATOTY). The award-winning truck is designed, developed & manufactured in America.

Annual Report Shows JAMA Members’ Role in the U.S. Auto Industry

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association’s (JAMA) U.S. office has released its 2016-2017 Contributions Report. The report shows that last year, JAMA members reached record highs in U.S. employment, U.S. production, and U.S. parts purchases.

Toyota Indiana Plant Rings in 2017 with New Jobs

Toyota Indiana will add 400 jobs and invest $600 million to meet the strong and growing demand for the Highlander midsize SUV.

Honda’s New Odyssey Takes Center Stage at Detroit Auto Show

Honda introduced the world to the latest version of its Odyssey minivan, a top-selling model that is produced at the company’s Alabama factory. The redesigned 2018 Odyssey was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Subaru Announces Donations to Feeding America for the Third Year

Sbaru will once donate one meal for every vehicle sold in 2016 – 615,132 – to help Feeding America carry out its mission of ending hunger in the United States. Subaru will contribute $55,925 to help Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.

Alabama Auto Industry Drives into New Era with Brainpower Jobs, Deeper Skills

At Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Talladega County there are about 700 engineering professionals in a wide variety of disciplines including electrical, mechanical and civil. The number of positions has increased proportionately to the number of products Honda Alabama is now building.

HondaGo Volunteers Pack Food Boxes for Seniors

HondaGO Volunteers filled more than 1,000 boxes with food to support senior citizens in the Marysville, Ohio area as part of the Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio’s Senior Box Program.

Nissan donates $20,000 and Volunteers for Mississippi Food Network’s BackPack Program

Nissan announced a $20,000 donation to the Mississippi Food Network that will fund 4,000 backpack meals to support for Mississippi children in need. The donation will help expand the organization’s BackPack Program for students in elementary through junior high school.

Subaru of America and Recycle Across America Support Zero Landfill Initiative

Subaru and Recycle Across America announced a donation to support the automaker’s zero landfill initiative to decrease landfill waste from national parks by revitalizing recycling participation and helping visitors recycle easily and effectively.

Mitsubishi Donated $60,000 to Feeding America

Mitsubishi raised $60,000 to Feeding America to help families in need in Southern California. Proceeds from their 1600 Evolution EBay Car Auction will help “Drive out Hunger” in local communities.

Honda to Debut All-New 2018 Odyssey Minivan at North American International Auto Show

The all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan will make its global debut at the North American International Auto Show on January 9. The redesigned 2018 Honda Odyssey will feature new powertrain technology, sophisticated styling and showcase a new suite of innovative features, making it the ultimate in family-friendly design and packaging.

Convoy of 75 Tundras Hauls Food for the Hungry

Toyota teamed up with Philabundance to donate food to our people facing hunger. A convoy of 75 Toyota Tundras measuring more than five football fields in length drove through Philly, hauling pallets of food for the hungry.

Volkswagen Donates $50,000 to the Dollywood Foundation

The Volkswagen Group of America Foundation announced that it donated $50,000 to the Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund to support relief and recovery assistance efforts following the devastating wildfires in Tennessee.

HMA Associates Deliver Holiday Cheer at Rehab Center

Associates from Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) delivered holiday cheer to the East Glen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, singing Christmas carols and giving gifts to each resident.

Veteran Displays Remarkable Courage

For the last five years Toyota has partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation on the Hiring Our Heroes program, which helps transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses find jobs through job fairs, online job postings and mentoring.

Military Appreciation Weekend at Mazda Raceway: Welcome to the Mazda Family

Mazda North American Operations, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Chase and Building Homes for Heroes hosted veterans and their families in Monterey, California as part of the annual Military Appreciation weekend to honor military service members and their sacrifices.

Nissan Celebrates 83 Years in Business

Nissan began manufacturing in the U.S. in June of 1983. More than 33 years later, Nissan has four U.S. manufacturing facilities capable of producing 1.14 million vehicles and 1.5 million engines annually.

Volkswagen Chattanooga Starts Production of the 2018 Atlas

Volkswagen Chattanooga officially started production of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. This marks the beginning of the process of building inventory for market introduction of the Atlas in 2017.

Nissan Continues Support of STEM Education with BEST Robotics Sponsorship

Nissan continues its support of the Music City BEST competition in 2016. The first competition was held in 1993 with 14 schools and 221 students. Today, BEST Robotics has over 850 middle and high school with over 18,000 students participating nationwide.

Volkswagen Chattanooga Donates 2017 Passat To Siskin Hospital

Volkswagen Chattanooga donated a new Passat to Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation to help its patients better prepare for the real-life challenges they will face when they leave the hospital.

Mazda Announces Drive for Good Charity Winner

My Block, My Hood, My City instituted its Explorers’ program, which takes teenagers from schools in low-income neighborhoods and takes them on educational explorations to see different cultures, careers, and people. The charity received $30,000 in goods and services as part of the Mazda Drive for Good contest.

How Toyota Builds Almost Every New Truck in Texas

Toyota offers a variety programs to give their workers a chance to learn all sorts of new skills while becoming more valuable employees for Toyota. The facility has more than 2,600 workers building Toyota Tundra and Tacoma pickups as quickly as possible.

Honda Associates Develop Waste Management Solutions

Honda Associates at the new Performance Manufacturing Center found a novel way to recycle the more than 1.2 million gallons of water it would use annually during its painting processes.

Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA) Celebrating Major Milestone

Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.s five millionth vehicle will roll off the line Friday. The company will honor about 200 employees who have been at the plant since the very first vehicle was produced in 1989. In all, the plant employs more than 5,500 workers.

Report Touts Automakers’ Impact in Indiana

The Here For America report from the Association of Global Automakers says global companies it represents have invested more than $6.4 billion into 10 facilities and offices in Indiana, creating more than 113,000 jobs.

Hyundai Sets a Course For New Autonomous Testing Ground

The Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center employs about 400 people at sites in Michigan and California. About 200 people work at the main campus outside Ann Arbor.

Inside Mitsubishi’s Michigan R&D facility

Located just outside Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) R&D facility has been operating for 40 years, employing around 40 workers.

Toyota to Invest $75 Million, Add 85 Jobs in Michigan

Toyota is investing about $126 million in Michigan with the powertrain expansion in Ann Arbor Township. The automaker currently employs about 1,100 Michigan workers.

Nissan Earns Perfect Score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index

Nissan North America earned a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation Corporate Equality Index for the fourth year in a row for its LGBTQ-inclusive policies and its commitment to the LGBTQ community.

Fearless: A History of Determination, Defiance and Distinction

Maserati celebrated its 102nd Anniversary this year. The company was founded on December 1, 1914 in Bologna by the Maserati brothers.

Toyota Racing Development: No Longer a Stranger in a Strange Land

Toyota has four major manufacturing plants in the U.S., along with their R&D and Engineering facilities. The Engine Engineering & Manufacturing site in So Cal employs 180 team members, and the Chassis and Team Support facility in North Carolina employs 50 team members.

HMMA & its Team Members Pledge $341,000 to United Ways of Alabama

The HMMA team members have chosen to pledge more than $276,000 to support United Way agencies throughout the River Region and the state of Alabama. The company contributed an additional $65,000, which brings the total contribution to more than $341,000.

Honda Begins Production of All-New 2017 CR-V in Ohio

Honda celebrated the start of mass production for the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V at the East Liberty Auto Plant (ELP) in Ohio. The plant employs 2,350 associates and has the annual capacity to manufacture 240,000 passenger cars and light trucks.

Hoosiers Building More Cars Than Ever, Says Report

International automakers’ annual production in Indiana has more than doubled since 2009, according to Here For America’s Indiana State Economic Impact Study.

Women in the World Brings Inspiration at Summit

About 300 women attended the third annual Women in the World Texas Summit, which was sponsored by Toyota Motor Corp. At the event, Sarah Evans was named the Toyota Mother of Invention and awarded $50,000.

New Study Finds Volkswagen and its Dealers Support Nearly 120,000 U.S. Jobs

According to a study by Ernst & Young, Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) operations and its dealers were responsible for 119,830 direct and indirect U.S. jobs in 2015, including more than 2,000 newly-created jobs.

Nine Years Running: Subaru Share the Love Event Returns in 2016

Subaru of America, Inc. has announced the return of its annual Share the Love Event in 2016. This year, over 660 local charitable organizations are participating in the event.

American Honda Celebrates 25 Years of Support of Ride for Kids™

More than 600 motorcyclists, supporters, and Honda’s Associates turned out for the 25th annual Ride for Kids™ event in Los Angeles, raising more than $220,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) in the fight against childhood brain tumors.

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Contributes $50,000 to Enoch Callaway Cancer Center

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia presented a $50,000 contribution to the Enoch Callaway Cancer Center at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center (WGMC).

Let’s Roll Places…Like on the Green Carpet

Toyota made a donation on behalf Environmental Media Awards guests to DayOne Response, an organization that distributes water and sanitation products globally for disaster relief. The donation will provide access to 300,000 liters of clean drinking water for Haitian families.

Honda to Invest $53 Million in Data Center in Ohio

Honda — a major employer for Clark and Champaign counties — will invest $53 million to construct two buildings on its Central Ohio campus to house its North American information technology and market quality operations.

First American-Built Subaru Impreza Rolls Off the Line

The positive economic impact of that growth is clear in the investment Subaru made to increase SIA’s production capacity and prepare for Impreza production. SIA invested $1.3 billion over the past four years, and hired an additional 1,400 associates in the past year.

Subaru’s Indiana Business Booms in an Interconnected Global Economy

SIA’s Lafayette facility employs more than 5,400 associates, and the company has added more than 1,300 associates in the past year to support the production of new models and growth.

Nissan renews $50,000 grant to the Harpeth River Watershed Association

Nissan announced a $50,000 grant to the Harpeth River Watershed Association (HRWA) to support the organization’s efforts to reduce pollution and fund water quality studies for the entire Harpeth River system.

Honda Battle of the Bands Returns to Celebrate 15th Anniversary

Honda continues its 25-year commitment to the HBCU community, awarding nearly $12 million to support music and education initiatives primarily through the Honda Battle of the Bands and Honda Campus All-Star Challenge.

Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award Winner Helps Improve Children’s Academic Outcomes

A Massachusetts educator was named 2016 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year today by the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and Toyota for her efforts to educate parents about reading and brain development.

The Role of Free Trade in Enabling Honda’s Success in America

Honda operates more than 70 facilities in the U.S., including 12 manufacturing plants, provides a paycheck to 29,500 U.S. associates, and purchases parts from almost 600 U.S. suppliers.

In America, Japanese-brand Automakers Provide Crucial Workforce Development Initiatives

JAMA member companies’ workforce development efforts go beyond traditional training, offering striking evidence of Japanese-brand automakers’ commitment to providing high quality employment across in the U.S.

Toyota Everyday Heroes Empower Young Girls and Women Through Sports

Three influential women who have succeeded in empowering young girls and women through sports were recognized for their achievements at the 2016 Toyota Everyday Heroes at espnW: Women + Sports Summit.

Nissan awards $90,000 in grants to fund innovative learning opportunities for Mississippi students

Nissan and BankPlus awaarded 32 grants totaling $90,281 to fund creative educational projects taught by teachers in the Canton and Madison County school districts, which will each receive 16 grants.

A Partner for Half a Century: Corolla’s 50 Year Journey

Born in Japan in 1966, the Corolla is now being produced in 13 countries, and over 1.3 million units are sold annually in more than 150 countries. With a record 44 million units sold globally to date, the Toyota Corolla has established itself as the world’s best-selling car of all-time.

Honda Reveals All-New CR-V in Detroit

Honda is investing $52 million to upgrade its plant in Greensburg, Ind., and will hire about 100 new employees. This is being done to increase production capacity for its Honda CR-V as the company launches a redesigned version of its popular compact SUV.

Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant Infographic

The opening of the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in 2003 brought automotive production to Mississippi for the first time. Since then, the plant has become a force for economic development, creating thousands of well-paying jobs.

VW Employees Get Involved

Volkswagen’s “Get Involved” initiative is part of the company’s CSR program encompassing matching donation programs, a corporate giving program, a volunteer day and a designated month for employees around the country to collectively volunteer with local charities and organizations.